Incumbent Stafford Township Councilmen Michael Pfancook and George Williams did not secure the Stafford Conservative Republican Club’s endorsement to operate in the June 8 municipal most important election. In its place, the club is backing newcomers Lisa Mower and Amy Otte in addition to the other five incumbents, Mayor Greg Myhre and Councilmen Anthony “Dr. Tony” Guariglia, Bob Henken, Paul Krier and Tom Steadman.
The club held its election March 22. The benefits of the principal will decide the official Republican candidates in the Nov. 2 typical election.
Club President Esther Libenschek confirmed Pfancook and Williams did not get the screening committee advice, nor did they acquire the club election. “However,” she stated, “it does not preclude them from running in the principal if they so decide on. It only helps prevent them from appearing on the county line on the ballot.”
Libenschek stated the SCRC is a county-identified club affiliated with the Ocean County GOP, which means the success of the club election figure out the official Republican candidates who will surface on the ballot in the June 8 key election in Stafford Township – in the very same column with the official Republican candidates who gained at the Ocean County Republican Conference held in March in Toms River.
In January, candidates who submitted a letter of intent to operate for workplace went just before a 10-individual screening committee, which reviewed their resumes and carried out interviews in advance of using a vote. A prospect requirements a supermajority vote to receive the committee’s advice that data is then despatched to club members for their thought.
Simply because there was no challenger for the mayoral seat, Myhre did not have to monitor. He will automatically seem on the official municipal major ballot on the county line. All six incumbent council customers submitted to run for reelection and went as a result of the screening process, as did the two new candidates, Mower and Otte.
“Naturally, club customers can spot as a lot or as minimal bodyweight as they want on the outcomes of the screening committee when selecting who to vote for in the club election,” Libenschek said. “A applicant who does not acquire the suggestion of the screening committee is nevertheless permitted to operate in our club election.”
The candidates who obtained the screening committee’s advice in January are the exact who finally gained the March 22 club election.
“I’m very honored to have acquired the SCRC endorsement,” Otte reported. “I have lived in Stafford for 44 many years. I have grown my spouse and children below, very own a business enterprise below, and look ahead to executing my element as a group to be certain Stafford remains a wonderful spot to live, elevate a household and retire in. I know lots of residents in city, and I glimpse ahead to receiving to know extra of the fantastic people today that call Stafford property and acquiring them get to know me.”
Mower reported she is a longtime Stafford resident and lifelong conservative. “I was pleased to obtain the SCRC’s endorsement and look forward to doing the job with the staff.”
Neither Pfancook nor Williams responded to e-mails requesting comment.
— Victoria Ford